Pulseway vs. Spiceworks Connectivity Dashboard

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Pulseway
Score 8.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Pulseway is an IT monitoring and management solution that enables users to monitor, manage and control all systems and servers from a smartphone, tablet or browser. For system administrators, Pulseway sends a notification, so they can see an issue and sort it in seconds. Pulseway features: Automation: Auto-remediation workflows, so that IT issues are fixed before users even notice them. Mobile Access: Customers can monitor, manage, connect with…
$0.80
per month per installation
Spiceworks Connectivity Dashboard
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Spiceworks Connectivity Dashboard is a free network and systems monitoring tool. It emphasizes the website and application monitoring capabilities, as well as monitoring and identifying connectivity issues.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
Enterprise
$0.80
per month per installation
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PulsewaySpiceworks Connectivity Dashboard
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo hidden fees or contracts. Term-based discounts.
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User Ratings
PulsewaySpiceworks Connectivity Dashboard
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(12 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PulsewaySpiceworks Connectivity Dashboard
Likelihood to Recommend
Pulseway
If you have to manage a large number of computers, especially spread over multiple clients or a large physical area. This is one of the main products that allows us to act as a Managed Service Provider (MSP) and actually manage our clients devices and not just react to issues as clients call them in. Clients really love the proactive approach it allows us to take.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
hassle free of IT resources is plus point. Monitoring the external resources related to Websites, service provider links or any hosted applications is a great feature in Spiceworks Connectivity Dashboard. Alert reporting on monitored resources is at ease. Integration with custom devices needs to be improved. devices integrated with snmp protocol is not reported with full details which needs to be rectified by Spiceworks Connectivity Dashboard.
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Pros
Pulseway
  • It monitors computers and notifies us of any issues with any computer.
  • It allows remote control of computers, such as requesting a computer to reboot itself.
  • It is very highly configurable to monitor exactly what we need to monitor. For example, on server, we can have it notify us any time the server is shutdown or rebooted. On the other hand, for a desktop computer, we don't have to be bothered with notifications when a user decides to reboot his computer.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
  • Monitoring Applications
  • External resources monitoring related to ISP
  • Alerting mechanism via email and dashboard monitoring
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Cons
Pulseway
  • It would be nice if they increased their scope of supported third-party apps.
  • It would be great if they would create an ios app for their ticket system.
  • If they could possibly build in a location service for tracking devices, that would be helpful.
  • If they had two-factor authentication, it would be nice.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
  • Integration with custom devices needs to be improved
  • providing more insight of device is required when added to monitoring list
  • the feel and look of dashboard needs some improvement
  • Agent is resource hungry, to be made light weight for systems
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Usability
Pulseway
Pulseway is very user friendly. The system is labeled in terms and grouped together by function so that anyone can understand and locate the functions that they need. We use this system to monitor a file server that we have that can have an unstable power supply. This allows us to easily see that the system is offline and get it back to operational with minimal downtime.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
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Support Rating
Pulseway
I haven't really needed much support for Pulseway, so I can't really say a whole lot about their support. Pulseway has been pretty much trouble-free for us. There are regular updates and new features. The updates never seem to break anything or cause problems. It just works.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
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Alternatives Considered
Pulseway
Pulseway has the most features, the best looking app with the best design and better usability than any others we evaluated. We liked the uniformity of the app design across all platforms (Windows, Android, Apple) and the notifications displayed on each platform. The price was a major contributor to our selection of Pulseway compared to the competition.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
Spiceworks Network Monitor being a free tool, can easily be overtaken against any other product which is cost involved and most of the features are available which are provided by any leading network monitoring tool available in the market. Few of the features which are not present in spiceworks tool (like autodiscovery of resources) needs to be added which will give a great competition for the product. Alerting features, response tickets, sending alerts via email is one of the great features in the product
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Return on Investment
Pulseway
  • Problems can be dealt with more rapidly because I have access to systems from anywhere. I don't have to carry a computer with me nor do I have to find a location with potentially non-secure wifi to gain access to my systems.
  • I can handle 99% of my system admin tasks using Pulseway and never have to touch a system or connect to the console.
  • Pulseway gives so much control over a system that I don't need to spend extra money on other software to perform management tasks.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
  • if on premises cannot be deployed on Linux environment which needs windows license requirement
  • competitive price makes easy for decision
  • lacking in auto discovery of devices is the most negative point for ROI
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Cross-device functionalityScreenshot of Auto-Remediate IT IssuesScreenshot of Visibility Across the Entire NetworkScreenshot of Remote Control to Any SystemScreenshot of Systems and Application patchingScreenshot of Detailed Custom Report